Re: Weird problems with Enchant and GTK

From: Robert Staudinger <robert.staudinger_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat Aug 09 2008 - 17:55:07 CEST

On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Enrico Trger <enrico.troeger@uvena.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Aug 2008 09:31:27 -0400, "Dominic Lachowicz"
> <domlachowicz@gmail.com> wrote:

(...)

>> Not to be rude, but why would anyone ever do that? And why would a
>> program let that happen? I thought we all agreed a few years ago that
>> unloading plugins @ runtime was a bad idea :)
>
> Not to be rude too, no idea what YOU had agreed for YOUR apps or
> whatever, but you certainly didn't agree anything on MY app, especially
> not years ago. So, I like to be able to load/unload plugins at runtime
> which makes it much more usuable for the users, maybe you won't agree on
> that, I don't care.
>
> Loading/Unloading plugins at runtime is a IMO a basic feature of any
> plugin support because this way you can easily skip unwanted plugins
> from loading or force a certain plugin to re-initialise itself by
> unloading it and reloading it again.
> Maybe Abiword doesn't need this feature (or you just ignore users'
> wishes?), but I want it in my app and except for enchant, everything
> works fine with this.

Enrico,

the stronger the claims, the more advisable it is usually to be
acquainted with the issues at hand:

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2007-June/msg00232.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/gtk-devel-list@gnome.org/msg04446.html
(and others)

HTH,
Rob
Received on Sat Aug 9 17:55:18 2008

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